Forest Legacy Program
The Forest Legacy Program is a 75/25 matching federal grant program funded by the USDA Forest Service to protect environmentally important forest lands threatened with conversion to non-forest use. Management of lands placed under the Forest Legacy Program would allow the lands to continue to be used for regular forest activities, such as timber harvesting, hunting, fishing, recreation and other traditional uses. The USFS solicits proposals on an annual basis through State administered programs. The State of Alaska accepting proposals for consideration for funding in the federal fiscal year budget cycle. Proposals are due to the state toward the end of August. Proposals will be evaluated by the State's Forest Stewardship Committee. Proposers are encouraged to contact the state prior to beginning preparation of a proposal.
If you are interested in developing a proposal , please download the Proposal Form and Instructions. In addition, the links below may provide helpful information specific to this program. The sidebar summarizes appraisal, hazmat and baseline documentation requirements.
Other organizations that may be able to provide assistance include:
For DNR Assistance, contact Carol Fries or Steve Neel.
All appraisals must be developed and reported in compliance with the Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) and the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions, 2000 (UASFLA, Yellow Book) Consult with the State BEFORE issuing appraisal instructions.
Forest Legacy Specific:
USFS Appraisal Handbook
Review Appraisal Issues
The State requires a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment adhering to ASTM Practice E1527-05 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments and in compliance with CERCLA 42 USC 9601(35)(B)